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Deal or No Deal

Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

Forget Howie Mandel, we’ll tell you about all the M&A chatter and how you can profit.

Electronic Arts & Take-Two

Video game maker Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS) on Monday urged, Take Two (TTWO) the publisher of "Grand Theft Auto" to quickly accept its unsolicited $2 billion takeover bid, saying it's only a matter of time before it declares "game over" and pulls its premium offer.

EA wants an agreement on a deal before the release of "Grand Theft Auto IV." Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. says it's willing to talk, but only after the next installment of its popular crime game goes on sale in April.

Traders, deal or no deal?

I don’t like the deal for ERTS, says Jeff Macke.

The Grand Theft Auto franchise isn't that attractive, says Pete Najarian.

There’s nothing there for my money, adds Karen Finerman.

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Getty Images

Getty Images Inc. (GYI)
the leading seller of stock photography and video footage, said Monday it has agreed to a $2.1 billion buyout from the private equity group Hellman & Friedman LLC.

Ten-year-old Getty, whose nearest competitor is privately held Corbis Corp., put itself up for sale in January after taking a beating on Wall Street for two years.

Traders, deal or no deal?

I’m surprised they got this deal at this price, says Karen Finerman. There was a great deal of skepticism it would get done.

I think private equity is getting in cheap, adds Pete Najarian.

Tiffany

Tiffany (TIF) shares surged Monday on takeover speculation. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMUY) was mentioned as a possible buyer, however Tiffany refuses to comment on the speculation

Traders, deal or no deal?

This has been rumored for a while, says Jeff Macke. I’m not interested. It’s probably a stale rumor.

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Microsoft & Yahoo

Two Detroit pension funds have sued Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) and its board of directors, saying they breached their duties to shareholders in trying to thwart a takeover by Microsoft Corp. (MSFT).

Meanwhile, Susquehanna is predicting, “disarray” at Microsoft as the impasse continues.

Traders, deal or no deal?

I think it’s time for Microsoft to come up with something, says Karen Finerman.

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Trader disclosure: On Feb.25, 2008, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders: Macke Owns (ATVI), (YHOO), (DIS); Najarian Owns (C), (MS), (MSFT), (XLF), (YHOO); Najarian Owns (CCOI) Calls, (AA) Calls, (NTAP) Calls; Najarian Owns (ACI) Calls; Finerman Owns (GS); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (HD); Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT), (SUN), (TYC), (WMT) (YHOO), (AAPL); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR), (IJR), (MDY), (SPY), (IWM), (COF), (LEH); Finerman's Firm Owns Shares Of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc; WWE Programs Air On Networks Of NBC Universal, The Parent Company Of CNBC; Vivendi Owns 20% Of NBC Universal, The Parent Company Of CNBC; GE Is The Parent Company Of CNBC

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